Paulson and Rudd: China’s Economic Reform Is the ‘Engine Room’ for Xi’s Political Vision

In a wide-ranging discussion at Asia Society, Henry Paulson and Kevin Rudd discussed President Xi Jinping’s vision for China, the country’s stance on climate change, its economic reform agenda, and more.

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Photo of the Day: At the Top of the World
A man counts prayer beads at the top of World Peace Monument Pokhara in Nepal on July 8, 2014. (drburtoni/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: At the Top of the World

A man counts prayer beads at the top of World Peace Monument Pokhara in Nepal on July 8, 2014. (drburtoni/Flickr)

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'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984
Broadcast on New Year’s Day 1984, the artist’s genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology’s potential to “democratize” art.
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'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

Broadcast on New Year’s Day 1984, the artist’s genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology’s potential to “democratize” art.

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Alfred Eisenstaedt’s picture of a mother and child in the wasteland of 1945 Hiroshima is not a political or a philosophical or an ideological photograph. It simply, quietly commands us to pay attention.
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(Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Alfred Eisenstaedt’s picture of a mother and child in the wasteland of 1945 Hiroshima is not a political or a philosophical or an ideological photograph. It simply, quietly commands us to pay attention.

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(Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: A Hard Day’s Work on the Water in Myanmar
A man sets out early to fish in the waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on June 19, 2014. (Lim Ashley/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: A Hard Day’s Work on the Water in Myanmar

A man sets out early to fish in the waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on June 19, 2014. (Lim Ashley/Flickr)

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Watch: Asia Society Curator Michelle Yun on ‘Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot’

Asia Society’s Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art introduces the Asia Society Museum exhibition dedicated to the artist whose work melded technology, fine art, and popular culture. Exhibition opens September 5, 2014.

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Photo of the Day: Treks in Foggy Marshes in Vietnam
A woman walks along the top of a hill overlooking a fog-shrouded rice paddy in Vietnam on May 6, 2014. (Silvia Foglia/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: Treks in Foggy Marshes in Vietnam

A woman walks along the top of a hill overlooking a fog-shrouded rice paddy in Vietnam on May 6, 2014. (Silvia Foglia/Flickr)

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Video: Trash Talking, Literally, with China’s Determined Documentarian Wang Jiuliang

Ahead of his August 20 Asia Society New York appearance, filmmaker Wang Jiuliang talks about his experience documenting landfills in Beijing and his upcoming documentary Plastic China.

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Photo of the Day: Drifting on Ha Long Bay
Floating homes on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, nestled between breathtaking mountain formations. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)
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Photo of the Day: Drifting on Ha Long Bay

Floating homes on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, nestled between breathtaking mountain formations. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)

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Interview: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matcha Tea 
More than just a trendy Starbucks concoction, Japan’s matcha tea is a versatile beverage with known health benefits. Connoisseur Eric Gower enlightens Asia Blog with some basics.
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Interview: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Matcha Tea

More than just a trendy Starbucks concoction, Japan’s matcha tea is a versatile beverage with known health benefits. Connoisseur Eric Gower enlightens Asia Blog with some basics.

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